We had a friend from college in town this weekend so naturally we consumed excessive amounts of food and wine and even played some really fun rounds of Cards Against Humanity. I'm telling you, 30 is WILD. But it for real was really fun and I was so sad to see our friend go.
I was also super sad when I looked at my reflection in the mirror this morning. YIKES. I do not rebound like I did in college. Talk about puffy. Obviously, post- inordinate alcohol consumption, sweating it out wasn't an option (I know some crazies do it but that is NOT me). I could have gotten into a sauna situation but that just wasn't in the cards. Watching my kids swim in a really humid indoor pool was- that's kind of the same. SO, what is there to do with yourself on a Sunday when you look like the Marshmallow man from Ghost Busters and feel like you've completed a mighty gauntlet that includes more that your fair share of Oxtail Poutine (AMK in Chicago is super good if you're local!) Well, I stupidly decided to cap the weekend off with a large Lou Malnati's pizza and yet more wine. Whatever. YOLO.
In any event, I am paying the price today and desperately trying to get my mojo back in order. I've got some sure fire ways to turn your scary Monday reflection into someone who doesn't resemble Marla Hooch from A League of Their Own. If you don't understand that reference click here and you will. Lots of night games. Yikes.
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MASKS, MASKS. MASKS
If you can handle putting one of these on while you make your coffee or pack lunches it's worth it! // belif soothing mask, I mean it's made for a hangover// ama.la collagen mask to plump you up. Love this guy hungover or not // Klorane under eye patches (stick them in the fridge overnight if you can) for those gross under eye pillows.
DRINKS -A- PLENTY
// Water with lemon is so easy and if you drink at room temp or warm it's even better // Ginger, tumeric whatever shot to get things flowing again. Even eating a raw piece of ginger is great for this! My fave lady posted a detoxifying tonic here // Shots of Apple Cider Vinegar (has to be raw) are no joke and they have to taste better than whatever gross shot your friend bought you this weekend // Kombucha is most def your friend. Fixes all of those weird stomach issues. Bonus if you get a green guy- it tastes kind of swampy but in a weirdly good way // Green juice! I have a recipe here, but go ahead and buy if it's easier. OR just make an awesome green smoothie. Great ideas here for those.
// I make this kale salad from Pure Mamas all of the time. Great for Mondays // Love this easy recipe from Goop. Rotisserie chickens are the greatest. My kids were into this too. // I make this at least once a week. For real. My husband calls it beans and weeds. Whatesvs, girls gotta watch her figure and it's super good //